Another talcum powder lawsuit is heading to trial, as jury selection for a case involving the alleged link between Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders and a deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma began earlier this month in New Jersey’sMiddlesex County Superior Court.
The Plaintiff, a 46-year-old man from Verona, New Jersey, alleges that his frequent and long-term use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powders “generated dust and exposed him to respirable asbestos fibers.” He further asserts that company officials had long-known that the talc used to manufacturer Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower contained asbestos, yet they allegedly failed to issue any warnings out of a desire to protect the profits associated those products. (Case No. MID-L-7385-16)
“We will be monitoring this trial closely, as our firm is currently representing a number of women who claim that Johnson & Johnson also concealed evidence linking Baby Powder and Shower-to Shower to ovarian cancer,” says Susanne Scovern of Scovern Law, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective medical devices, drugs and consumer products. The Firm is offering free legal reviews to women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer that may be associated Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders.